Al Barsa Jr.'s legacy will be preserved at MCS, a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based IBM Advanced Business Partner.
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc. (MCS), a leading IBM Business Partner and solution provider in the New York City metro area, has acquired Barsa Systems Distribution, Inc. The acquisition expands MCS sales and technical expertise in the Northeast and strengthens its capabilities in the IBM Power Systems (System i, iSeries, AS/400), System x, middleware, Infor A+ ERP software, CPU security, EDI, document management, electronic forms high availability and Internet security for the SMB marketplace.
Barsa Systems Distribution, Inc.
Barsa Systems Distribution, Inc. is an IBM Premier Business Partner founded in 1982 and headquartered in Purchase, N.Y. Barsa Systems Distribution was recognized as a leading IBM solution provider in the Northeast with over $10 million in total revenues in 2008 and a client base of more than 200 throughout New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Like MCS, Barsa Systems Distribution has been focused primarily on the IBM product line, including servers (System i, System x and BladeCenter), storage, software (Information Management, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere) and services.
The late Al Barsa, Jr. was president of Barsa Systems Distribution and was well respected in the IT community and was referred to as “Mister AS/400.” (Barsa died in 2008 while attending COMMON in Nashville, TN.)
“This acquisition fits perfectly into our growth strategy,” said MCS President Philip Maehr. “By combining the skills of two veteran IBM Business Partners with complementary skills, we strengthen our market penetration as MCS concentrated in the SMB marketplace, (and) …Barsa (Systems) Distribution was skilled in serving medium to enterprise level customers.” For MCS, this acquisition will be served by a larger staff with increased skills and experiences. Barsa customers will continue to be serviced and supported by skilled professionals while part of a larger, stronger combined business entity.
“We are all excited that Al’s legacy will be preserved at MCS,” said Sue Barsa, president of Barsa Consulting Group, LLC, a sister company. “They (MCS) are a strong IBM partner in the New York metro area and like us, built their business on client-focused solutions, technical expertise, client satisfaction, and loyalty to IBM. Barsa will continue to have a presence through MCS in the IBM i community through the participation in industry events like COMMON and the IBM Early Support Program. The addition of Barsa alumni will strengthen their presence in the region and further deepen their skills in key technologies. Al would have been happy to see his loyal customers continue to be serviced by a group with the same high business standards he valued”.
About Maximum Computer Systems, Inc. (MCS)
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc. a Ronkonkoma, N.Y., based leading systems integration provider focuses on developing effective business software solutions for the wholesale distribution industry. As an IBM Advanced Business Partner, it represents IBM’s unique family of Power Systems and xSeries hardware, along with the WebSphere software product. As a Premier Infor Distribution Essentials Partner, MCS has provided enterprise resource planning software solutions for the SMB marketplace.